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Not Prince Hamlet

"Full of high sentence, but a bit obtuse."

No More Free Booze

Thursday, May 04, 2006

One of the coolest things to happen to KC in the last 10 years has been the resurgence of the Crossroads District, home to gads of art galleries, by way of "First Fridays." On the first Friday of every month, galleries remain open and serve free wine, and people swamp the district to look at art, be outside, and have some free wine.

But the city of KC is putting the brakes on the wine bit. The crowds have gotten too big.

In other words, the event is working so well that something must be done to stop it.

Here's a great quote from one of the City's regulators: "It became a free drinking event rather than an
arts event. I'm
not sure a lot of the drinkers were admiring the art."

Well, duh. Most of that stuff looks a lot better after you've had a couple glasses of red, if you know what I mean. And consumption helps commerce, does it not?

Seriously, this worries NPH a little bit, because the Crossroads district is ground zero for KC's urban revitalization, and I'm not sure it needs tampered with. I'll still go to First Fridays, and I hope the thousands of others who have been going continue to.
posted by Not Prince Hamlet, 7:41 AM


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